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    President Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed "D.E." as President, one page, 7 x 9 inches on White House letterhead, Thomasville, Georgia, February 23, 1956 to George. O. Strecker written only five days before he would announce his intention to seek a second term in office commenting on a cartoon sent by Strecker concerning the prognosis of Eisenhower's personal physician following his 1955 heart attack. Eisenhower opens thanking Strecker for "...[Joseph] Parrish's cartoon. It was forwarded to me down here -- and caused many a chuckle among the inhabitants of Milestone..." and adding a short postscript: "Would you see that Mr. Parrish receives the attached note? [no longer present]" The letter is accompanied by an original clipping of the Chicago Tribune cartoon. In the same letter Eisenhower congratulates Strecker on his new "'career'" hoping he will be able to "...get as much fun as I do from dabbling with paints, and that you are far more skillful in avoiding some of the frustrations that I encounter..." With original transmittal envelope. Moderate toning, usual folds, else very good. Offered together with a Autograph Document Signed "Dwight D. Eisenhower", one page in violet pencil, 5 x 8 inches, [no place, no date, but very possibly accomplished as President in light of the letter above], a list of "Winsor-Newton Paints" noting nine shades including "Zinc white", "Yellow Ochre - light", "Cadmium Red", "Burnt Sienna", and "Blue - Ultramarine", together with "Half a dozen flat soft brushes, sable or camel's hair..." Eisenhower adds his signature vertically in the left margin. Eisenhower's Autograph Letters Signed while in office are prohibitively rare. Mounting remnants on verso show through to recto, signature light, else fine. Also together with First Lady Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed "Mamie Eisenhower", one page, 4.5 x 7 inches on White House letterhead, Denver, September 13, 1955 to Frances Strecker thanking her for "...sending the clippings about Percy Thompson. No, we had not seen either the story or the picture and were interested in both. It was good to see you and George; I hope that he fulfills his 'yen' to paint..." With original transmittal envelope. Fine condition. Provenance: the papers of George Strecker. George Strecker was an advertising executive at the Chicago Tribune and became close to the Eisenhower's through his wife, whom was a long-time friend with Mamie Dowd Eisenhower. Together, three pieces.

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